Oodnadatta Track: To William Creek
September 15, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013 In the morning we walked to the actual Lake to take pictures. The delevation here is -12m; the lowest point of -15.2m is in Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre North. We ventured a short distance on the salt flat only to find that there was mud soggy mud under the salt crust. In […]

Oodnadatta Track: To Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre South
September 14, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013 From Wilpena we took a scenic route through Bunyeroo Gorge to Blinman, where we cut across to Parachilna and then northwards to Marree. Along the way we enjoyed this part of South Australia, a place we have never been to before. Marree is where the ‘Lake Eyre Yachtclub Clubhouse’ is. Being […]

June 19, 2013

Had a wonderful stay with our friends Heleen and Mark in Groningen, Netherlands. Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Headed North to the coast enjoying a drive around the countryside. Lovely canals, tree lined roads, windmills, flat fields, bicycles and tiny hamlet villages. All very pretty actually. Finished the day with a bbq over a few drinks. Thursday, […]

7lows in Djibouti
July 25, 2011

On June 12, 2011, Stephen and I flew from London to Djibouti City for a 6 day adventure. Upon arrival on June 13 we stayed the first night in the lovely Kempinski Hotel before going on a 3 day tour of Djibouti. We had contacted Dolphin Excursions and rented a car and driver with them […]

Death Valley
June 10, 2011

On Friday, May 27, we set off from Emeryville around 3:45pm to start our Memorial Day weekend trip to Death Valley. We’d only decided this just over a week before and were lucky to still find accommodation in Death Valley Nat’l Park. Or maybe luck had nothing to do with it and not too many […]

Laguna del Carbón: Tick!!!!
December 30, 2010

Yes!!!! We made it to the lowest point in South America!!! We set out early (enough) from El Calafate and started off on Ruta 9, a good gravel road. We really did feel like being away from it all; in the 3.5 hours it took to drive it we saw 2 cars and a truck. […]

London and Belgium – Thanksgiving Week 2010.
November 29, 2010

We went to London and Belgium for Thanksgiving Week; the good thing was that Stephen only had to take 3 days off to get the whole week. We left on Friday, Nov 19 and flew back home on Saturday the 27th. In London we stayed with Silvia & Wayne and caught up with friends. About […]

Europe 2010
Aug 5: From Tel Aviv airport
August 5, 2010

What a rush this trip has been! And it’s coming to an end. Flying to London today where I’ll overnight at the LHR Hilton to then catch my flight home to San Francisco tomorrow. On Tuesday, Aug 3, Hilde en Yaron took me to the Dead Sea. So the day I was floating at the […]